State stories on Illinois
Creates tax credits for green energy, new enrollment period for Medicare
Citing an “improved” economic outlook, Gov. JB Pritzker announced his support to increase evidence-based education funding in the state by $350 million in fiscal year 2022 which begins July 1.
Illinois House Republicans continue to demand a “fair” redistricting process, following a news report depicting Democratic lawmakers meeting behind a closed door to discuss the mapmaking process.
Fallen officers from 2019 and 2020 honored in Springfield
A federal judge invalidated a nationwide eviction moratorium on Wednesday but the decision will not impact the moratorium on rental evictions in Illinois, according to housing attorneys.
Legislation that would overhaul sex education in Illinois and a measure to decriminalize the transmission of HIV were among several bills that passed the Senate Executive Committee Wednesday.
Those votes came on a day when the state House focused almost entirely on symbolic and honorary resolutions, including several that rename stretches of state highways in honor of fallen U.S. soldiers from Illinois.
New research shows pandemic-related child care burdens have magnified economic inequalities for women in the workforce in Illinois.
The Catholic Conference of Illinois is lobbying against proposed tax changes for the 2022 fiscal year that would reduce an income tax credit gained for donations to private scholarships.
The Illinois economy shrank by 4 percent in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on many of its sectors, although there were signs of a recovery taking place late in the year.